Wyatt Mathisen to Pirates: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis
Height/Weight: 6’2”/215 lbs
High School: Calallen (Texas)
College Commitment: Texas
For a player that was drafted as a catcher, Mathisen has about as little experience at the position as any player in the draft—a testament to his enormous upside.
At 6’2”, 215 pounds, Mathisen is a national standout both on the mound and at shortstop for his high school team, logging time behind the dish exclusively on the showcase circuit.
The University of Texas commit moves laterally exceptionally well and possesses excellent instincts relative to his experience at the position. The combination of his quick feet and plus arm have yielded sub-1.9-second pop times, and he’s only going to keep improving.
A right-handed hitter, Mathisen has plus bat speed with some loft and extension to his swing. His strong lower half and loose wrists allow him to remain balanced throughout his entire swing, which, in turn, allows him to weight back and keep the bat head in the zone for a long period of time.
It’s uncertain whether Mathisen will remain at catcher despite his obvious natural ability, as he also projects at the hot corner. Either way, he’s a rare talent who could reach the big leagues at some point in 2016.
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